Saturday with Shirts

No finishes today since I shared one yesterday. But I did get my strips cut from the shirtings this week.

Sigh….so satisfying to see these all neatly cut and stacked! Now they will get used! BTW, I cut these into 2 1/2 inch strips with my die cutter. There are 360 strips ranging from 14-22 inches. So many possibilities! I still have the shirt fronts with pockets and will probably use those for improv piecing. I also have all the shirt backs, but they are put away for now.

I shared most of this the other day. I’ve since added more pieces, including solid gray squares to the box. This one container has the pieces needed for four quilts.

One of my goals for this month was kitting up projects and I feel I have a good start here!

Have a great day!

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Leader/Ender Update

Remember this?

I’m up to 24 blocks and I started running out of green pieces. So I decided it was time to take stock. When I make a leader ender project like this, I start out by very scientifically cutting a “bunch” of pieces. When I start to run out, then it is time to figure out where this is headed, how big I want it to be, and what I need to finish cutting. Here are my scribbles.

I have such neat handwriting….not!

Still have plenty of print squares! But today I’ll be cutting up the rest of the green that I need.

I’ve been asked many times about a pattern for this block. It is just a bunch of two inch and 3 1/2 inch squares. No pattern really needed.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Thursday ~ FQS Half Yard Jam

Remember back in August when I was working on a secret sewing project? I can finally share it with you! I present to you Half Yard Jam, a pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop!

This is a big quilt measuring 90 by 90 inches and it requires 18 half yard pieces. I used Pin Drop by a Riley Blake for my version.

I used random bits of leftover yardage for today back.

I will be using this for a wedding gift.

Although it does look great on this bed….

You can find the free pattern here. And you can click here to go to the FQS blog and see other versions of this quilt.

Have a great day!

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Cutting up Shirts

Do you use men’s shirts to make quilts?

I’ve made quite a few. The mister cleaned out his closet a while back and discarded MANY! I shoved them in bins and there they sat. I have shirts from my hubby, my son, my two sons in law, my father in law, and scraps left from my dad’s shirts. It was time to get them under control.

I finally took apart all the intact shirts. What a job! I use the sleeves, back, and the two front sides. I do not bother with collars and yokes. That’s just crazy!

Then I make stacks with all the shirt fronts in a pile, sleeves in another, and backs in another. They take up much less room this way.

I used these dies to cut up the sleeves.

I was generous with throwing away extra bits!

After a long afternoon, I ended up with this.

Doesn’t look like much, but these stacks are several inches high. My next project from these shirts will be to cut 2 1/2 inch strips from the shirt fronts. But maybe not today….

Have a good one!

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Little Quilts For Sale Part 2

This is a really long post, so please bear with me! My numbering system continues on from yesterday.

The not so fine print: I’ve made so many small quilts over the years and I will never stop! But I’ve decided to try to thin out my collection to make room for more. Some of these have been gently used in my home. Most have been washed once. Most are older pieces. All have been made by me. Pricing is admittedly subjective, but I’m thinking along the lines of garage sale pricing. These are not perfect. But I can’t bear to take them to Goodwill. So here goes. Prices do not include shipping. US Buyers only. If interested, please send me an email at sew4given AT aol DOT com with the item number, your email, and your zip code so I can get shipping estimates. Invoices and payment by PayPal. Claimed items must be paid within 24 hours.

11. Sold Lines 16 by 15 inches. $10

12. Sold Beads 20 by 26 inches. $25

13. Sold Amish 9 Patch 15 by 20 inches. $10

14. Sold Maple Leaves 12 by 12 inches. $10

15. Sold Gee’s Strips 9 by 12 inches. $12

16. Sold Ladders 15 by 17 inches. $15

17. Sold Uncertainty 19 by 29 inches. $25

18. Sold Fiesta 16 by 16 inches. $12

19. Sold Gemstones 14 by 19 inches. $10

20. Nine 19 by 19 inches. $15

21. Hand dyed Trip Around the World 19 by 25 inches. The quilting on the back of this is not great! $10

22. Crop Circles 17 by 23 inches. $10

23. Sold Garden 19 by 20 inches. $15

24. Hand dyed Bargello 34 by 32 inches. $25

25. Hawaiian 24 by 24 inches. $15

Please e-mail me at sew4given AT aol DOT com if you are interested rather than leaving a comment. Have a great day!

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Little Quilts for Sale Part 1

I’ve made so many small quilts over the years and I will never stop! But I’ve decided to try to thin out my collection to make room for more. Some of these have been gently used in my home. Most have been washed once. Most are older pieces. All have been made by me. Pricing is admittedly subjective, but I’m thinking along the lines of garage sale pricing. These are not perfect. But I can’t bear to take them to Goodwill. So here goes. Prices do not include shipping. US Buyers only. If interested, please send me an email at sew4given AT aol DOT com with the item number, your email, and your zip code so I can get shipping estimates. Invoices and payment by PayPal. Claimed items must be paid within 24 hours.

I will have another posting of small quilts later this week. If you want me to wait to combine shipping, let me know.

1. Sold Triangles 14 by 19 inches. $15

2. Sold 9 Patch 20 by 26 inches. $10

3. Sold Flowers 16 by 23 inches. $10

4. Sold Hour Glass 26 by 30 inches. $13

5. Sold Machine Embroidered Redwork 21 by 21 inches. $10

6. Sold X quilt 17 by 17 inches. $12

7. Sawtooth Star 18 by 26 inches. $10

8. Sold Whirligig 18 by 18 inches. $10

9. Hexagons 14 by 17 inches. $12

10. Sold Broken Dishes 25 by 29 inches. $10

Again, send an email to me at sew4given AT aol DOT com if you would like to purchase. I have a lot more to come tomorrow!

Have a great day!

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Garage Sale Day 2

I’m still cleaning and finding more stuff. This post is full of miscellaneous thises and thats.

First the boring stuff. I’m only shipping to US Buyers. I take payment via Paypal. Priority Mail Shipping will be added. If you want an item, please email me at sew4given AT aol DOT com with the title, item letter, and your email address. If payment or information is not received within 24 hours, I will mark the item as available to others.

A. Sold 16 1930s Grandmothers Flower Garden blocks, 7 by 8 inches. These are leftovers from my current hand quilting project. $20

B. Sold Signs. $15

C. Sold Vintage Singer TrimHandy. Instead of sewing, this little guy cuts paper! It works great, but I have two. $35

D. Miscellaneous patterns. I don’t even know where these came from. I don’t buy patterns. $8 for all.

E. Sold Porcelain quilt ornaments from the Museum of American Folk Art. $15

F. Sold 32 vintage diamond blocks. They measure about 15 inches on a side. $15

G. Sold 21 – 8 inch vintage blocks.

H. Stash and Dash kit and pattern. Includes the mesh, zipper, foam interfacing, and hardware. You supply the fabric. $15

I. Sold Quilt blocks to embroider. $8

J. Sold Block of the month patterns to make the quilt top shown. 12 patterns total. $10

K. Vintage Singer Sewing Carry Bag. Measures 11 by 11 by 12 inches. There is a crack in the inside bottom plastic piece, otherwise it is in great condition. $35

L. Sold Another vintage Friendship quilt top. 62 by 84 inches. It doesn’t lie completely flat, which might be why it wasn’t finished. $50

Thanks for looking! Tomorrow’s post will be full of small quilts made by me, prices will be in the $10-20 range.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Are you sick of this yet? The second corner is done!

I’m so pleased with how this is coming along. I have 26 out of 86 flowers to go! I’m starting to think about binding. This will get trimmed square after quilting. I do not possess the fortitude for a zig zag binding! I’m thinking about bubble gum pink, but I’m open to suggestions. 😄

Have a great day!

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Garage Sale!

Everyone loves a good garage sale, right? I know I do! My loss is your gain as I am seeking to clean out my sewing room.

First the boring stuff. I’m only shipping to US Buyers. I take payment via Paypal. Priority Mail Shipping will be added. If you want an item, please email me at sew4given AT aol DOT com with the title, item number, and your email address. If payment is not received within 24 hours, I will mark the item as available to others.

1. Sold First up is this vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden top. It measures approximately 70 by 80 inches. I was sure it needed a few seam repairs, but I honestly can’t find them now. It has some great fussy cut blocks. Hand pieced. $50 plus shipping.

2. Sold Vintage Friendship Baby quilt. This little quilt is darling. I love the names embroidered on the blocks! It is in good shape. Tied. $20 plus shipping.

3. Appliquéd Quilt Top. This is huge! It measures 100 by 108 inches. It may have been a kit. The workmanship is beautiful. Background may be a poly cotton blend. There are a few marks and a tiny bit of fabric running. I have pics of this below. $45 plus shipping.

4. Sold 1930s Star quilt top. This one measures about 60 by 72 inches. It is Machine pieced and doesn’t lay totally flat! It is in good condition and the fabrics are lovely. $45 plus shipping.

5. Sold Vintage 9 Patch quilt top. I love this top! It is in need of some repairs, but overall, it is a nice piece. I had planned to make it a slightly smaller quilt and replace some of the worst blocks with some of the better ones. It measures 69 by 73 inches. A few of the red fabrics have bled. I think it is a piece worth putting a bit of work into. I would estimate this dates from 1900-1920. $35 plus shipping.

6. Sold Vintage Ocean Waves quilt top. The work in this top blows me away. Those are one inch finished HSTs. There is some age related staining as shown in photos. It has some fullness in the setting squares and borders. It is entirely hand pieced. $75 plus shipping.

7. Have I ever mentioned that applique is not really my thing? Yeah, I’ll never complete this. It is a vintage quilt kit it is complete and never started. There are some age related discolorations. You can see that in the photos. Finished size s 81 by 99 inches. $150 plus shipping.

8. Small vintage hexie quilt. 28 by 30 inches. Machine quilted. Has discoloration one back and a couple rust stains as pictures. Otherwise good condition. $20 plus shipping.

I will have another garage sale post (maybe two) next week as I continue to clean out!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Cheddar Cheese and Crackers

It’s done! This little quilt has been on my bucket list for a long time. The pattern was a QAL hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.

I used blue scraps for all of my dark squares and triangles. The photo above shows the quilt before washing and the rest of these show the quilts after.

The backing is an old Mary Koval print.

I feel like my cheddar is more gold than cheddar. I’d like it better if it were more orangey. But I still love this! Btw, I upsized my quilt, it measures 36 by 36 inches.

BTW, I’ve been cleaning and sorting in the sewing room again. Tomorrow I will be starting an online “garage sale” here on the blog. Tomorrow’s post will have vintage quilt tops, a vintage kit, and some small vintage quilts.

Now I’m off to find a place to display this. Have a great day!

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